The Pier-2 Art Centre

The Pier-2 Art Centre, Yancheng: Hours, Address, The Pier-2 Art Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

The Pier-2 Art Centre
Speciality & Gift Shops • Art Galleries • Points of Interest & Landmarks
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
At Pier-2, Collision is a Driving Force It was once an abandoned and forgotten warehouse buried in history due to the move from an industrial based segment to the service sector. However, with a group of persistent artist who injected waves of creativity and inspiration into the area, the Pier-2 area was released and re-born making the region a place where tourist and locals can come together to enjoy fine art. With the collision of an old area and new fine art, Pier-2 becomes an area of new vitality and liveliness. Located at the sides of the pier are the artistic warehouse clusters. Not only are there unlimited flows of cars, boats, sea breeze and people coming and going every day but also when looking at the vast ocean and sky, one is relaxed, stress-free with limitless thoughts. The encounter of the land and the ocean is so vast at Pier-2, it seems to symbolised the bright future ahead. The Operation Centre and the artists who have come to showcase their significant artworks both have their own dreams and visions for Pier-2. However both are willing to put down their differences to support one another and work towards a common goal which is the success of Pier-2. Despite the administrative and artistic conflict, both parties come together to become intimate partners, building an memorable and lasting image in the hearts of the people. Great cooperation needs time and hardship to accumulate. On Taiwan's Independence Day, October 10th, 2000, celebration fireworks were not only launched in Taipei. For the first time the government also decided to release fireworks in southern Taiwan, and Kaohsiung became the selected location. In order to find a suitable location to present fireworks, the organisers re-discovered the Pier-2 Warehouses just beside the harbour. Later in 2001, a group of passionate Taiwanese artists established the Pier-2 Artistic Development Association. Pier-2 has become the headquarters for artistic development in southern Taiwan. The Kaohsiung City Bureau of Cultural Affairs took over the Pier-2 Art Centre in 2006, starting a series of exhibitions and festivals such as the Kaohsiung Design Festival, the Chinese Character Exhibition, Kaohsiung International Steel & Iron Sculpture Festival, Kaohsiung International Container Art Festival, "Here comes the Kaohsiungers", Mega Port Festival, The Wall Moon Theatre, Kaohsiung Youth Innovative Design Exhibition, Intertidal Region, Point & Wavy Ribbon Formation Performance Season etc. Every performance and exhibition filled the city with creative vibes injecting new life to the Pier-2 Art Centre. In doing so, the centre has continuously been presenting avant-garde perceptions and appearances, while building this port city into an attractive cultural and living hub. TWR Entertainment, Inc. has found their home in Warehouse Number 9.TWR Entertainment, Inc. is a globally-focused, Asia-based media organisation that successfully blends world class creativity and groundbreaking technology innovation. Pier-2 has now become on par with the rest of the artistic world where imagination, creativity, and animation has become solid building blocks for the future. Kaohsiung's light rail system will be fully operational and linked to both the Red and Orange lines of the Kaohsiung MRT. The new system will significantly enhance the city's mass-transit system and create a more complete urban transportation network. With 35 stations and six transfer stations, the light rail system's two lines (Ring Line and Waterfront Line) will total 22.1km in length. Construction work is to start in October 2012, with the Waterfront Line scheduled to start running in December 2014. The light rail system will improve the quality of transportation in Kaohsiung, create a barrier-free environment, and hopefully encourage the city's 2.2 million motorcyclists to embrace a low-carbon form of transportation. Port of Kaohisung is the 12th busiest container port in the world. Consequently, Kaohsiung City Government has been actively shaping the port zone to become Asia's New Bay Area. Starting in 2013, the government will initiate a series of building projects in the port area, along piers 15 to 21 and nearby. Projects include the Kaohsiung Exhibition and Convention Centre, which will host major international exhibitions, the Port and Cruise Service Centre, which will serve travellers, the Kaohsiung Maritime Culture and Popular Music Centre, where musical and cultural performances will be held, and Kaohsiung Main Public Library, a superb example of eco-friendly architecture.
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,731 contributions
Vibrant Art Scene
Nov 2019
We walked here after attending mass at the Holy Rosary Cathedral. It was not too difficult to walk but weather was sunny and hot. If you like the Arts, you will love this place. We saw many families around this area as it was a Sunday. The area was pretty big with many buildings, art pieces , sculptures, murals and statues all over, very colorful place. There was even a flea market when we were there. Here and there, you find cafes and food places for a bite. The nearest MRT station is probably Yanchangpu. There is also a light rail which you need to pay separately. The sea was nearby. Many of the buildings were pretty old and repurposed as exhibition ares for art. Entry is free.
Written October 21, 2020
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219 contributions
Old buildings and modern shops
Jul 2020 • Family
The pier-2 art center is a good place for family with young children to visit. It’s a big area with light rail, harbor view, and many interesting shops. Only pedestrian are allowed in this area so it’s safer for kids.
Written July 23, 2020
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Penang Island, Malaysia8 contributions
Appreciate the Art
Aug 2019
This place is similar with Street Art in Penang, Malaysia. I love the mural the paint at the wall along the street. But, there's sometime the streets are so smelly.
Written June 17, 2020
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Singapore, Singapore1,000 contributions
Easily spend half day in that area
Feb 2020 • Couples
Take subway to Yancheng Pu Station exit 2, you see the takow railway open museum. Its a big open space, folks enjoying picnic, flying kites, old train carriages, art structures. From there, walk to Pier 2 area. Note The mini train is really small, hard for big sized adult to sit. Tix price twd149/pax.
After that you can walk towards the pier to KW2 which is a refurbished warehouse which houses cafes, shops and restaurants for a meal break. Nice to spend at least half a day in that whole area.
Written February 20, 2020
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Ivan 泉
Singapore, Singapore102 contributions
Very nice place
Feb 2020 • Couples
Easily accessed via the mrt system. The place is littered with many art decor and pieces. Good to go when weather is good.
Written February 15, 2020
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Surrey, Canada348 contributions
Whole area has outdoor exhibits
Jan 2020
This was an easy walk from our hotel. There are many outdoor exhibits and we liked the Bumblebee transformer, a mural showing a Taiwan High Speed Rail train, an old UK telephone box and some kind of monster.
Written January 30, 2020
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia189 contributions
A place to chill with plenty of arts exhibits
Jan 2020 • Family
We went in an evening, amazed with how Taiwanese displays their arts by converting warehouses. A great place to appreciate arts and take beautiful pictures. Many young parents bring their small children to stroll around. We enjoy our family time here.
Written January 24, 2020
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia4,444 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
A perfect place for recreaction activities, enjoy sunset view, strolling with family members and lovers. Quite a big place for us to spend 3 hours to snap photos and take a short break while enjoyed the sunset scenic view.
Visited on Nov 2019.
Written January 16, 2020
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Cherry L
Austin, TX141 contributions
A relaxing area with history and a lot to see, old and new
Jan 2020
Renovation of the area into a cultural area, for public art in particular, is a very good idea for this location by the sea. No yet complete it seems but already attracting many to enjoy a leisure time and appreciate the creative in Kaohsiung in many different ways, for the young and old a like.
Written January 14, 2020
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Malaysia1,312 contributions
An Interesting Place for a Stroll
Dec 2019
It is located opposite the City Suites hotel near the Kaoshiung harbour. Old warehouses were converted into art galleries, cafes, retail stores, railway museum, gift shops etc. It is good place for photography too with its colourful wall murals, beautiful artistic sculptures, various zodiac animals, old locomotives and swings. Worth a stroll especially in the evening when you are in this city.
Written January 4, 2020
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